Our combined Year 5 and Year 6 Girls Football team played amazingly in the Blackburn with Darwen Football Competition. They won all their games in the heats and continued their fantastic form into the finals. In the finals, the girls competed against Avondale, Lammack and Feniscowles, winning all three games. They then went on to play St Francis in the semi-finals winning 2-0, meaning the girls had made it into the final! The final was a very tense affair, where we came up against Feniscowles again. The girls showed great composure and managed to secure a nail biting 1-0 victory, meaning we were champions!

Andrew Mercer, School Games Organiser for Blackburn with Darwen, who arranged the event, said: “It was great to see a record number of schools at this year’s competition. I would like to thank St Bede’s for hosting the event and the young leaders from St Bede’s for refereeing the games from start to finish – it would not have been possible without them. I would also like to wish Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School the best of luck as they progress to the county finals in July, I’m sure they will do the Borough proud. The SPAR Lancashire School Games is about encouraging young adults to take part in inclusive, competitive sport at all levels and each year we see more and more pupils getting active, which is what we aim to achieve.”

Well done to Billie Caffrey (captain), Ruby Caffrey, Jess Worsley, Alayana Ahmed, Mariam Omar, Inaayah Balapatel, Molly Caffrey and Hannah Case for a great team performance! The girls will now represent Blackburn with Darwen at the Lancashire Youth Games in July.